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Eyes Across the Channel (Interdisciplinary Nineteenth-Century Studies) [Hardcover]

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Using interpretations of the French Revolution as a model, Eyes Across the Channel asks what history meant to Victorian Britain, how events became enshrined with the authority of history and how such cultural assumptions might help us to read nineteenth-century British literature.
Britain and France are now joined by a tunnel, yet the narrow stretch of sea that divides the two countries has for centuries represented both closeness and difference. Eyes Across the Channel argues that between the July Revolution of 1830 and the actual beginning of the construction of a Channel Tunnel in 1882, Britons more frequently interpreted France's role as their closest continental neighbour historically and politically than geographically.
By examining reactions to French revolution in a broad selection of texts, Clare Simmons explores how the Victorians responded to developments in France in historical terms, repeatedly comparing new events to the touchstone of the first French Revolution, ye

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Studio: Routledge
Pages   227
Est. Packaging Dimensions:   Length: 9.06" Width: 6.22" Height: 0.71"
Weight:   1.01 lbs.
Binding  Hardcover
Release Date   Aug 1, 2000
Publisher   Routledge
ISBN  9058230481  
ISBN13  9789058230485  

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